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Cocktails & Costumes

New Orleans, United States

Experience hosted by Kaki

2.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

*Experience is subject to restrictions imposed by COVID and is therefore subject to change to adhere to City guidelines. Masks are required!*

We will start the afternoon with introductions & drinks along with selection of costume accessories (think tutus, hats, masks) and/or makeup (think glitter, sequins) to wear during the day (if desired).

We will discuss how costumes have developed into an art form & lifestyle in many aspects of New Orleans culture before heading to our first stop. I’ll show you how this is incorporated into the essence of the City throughout the tour!

We will then travel to locally owned costume stores and neighborhood bars around the Marigny, Bywater, and the French Quarter. All the while, we will enjoy leisurely discussion and libations, and you will receive tips from a local on the best spots in the City to eat, drink, dance, hear music, and everything Nola!

Other things to note
We will be walking outdoors for approximately 1 mile, so please wear comfortable shoes & pack accordingly for the weather.
Please bring money for desired additional purchases (some places cash only).
*Experience is subject to restrictions imposed by COVID and is therefore subject to change to adhere to City guidelines. Masks are required!*

We will start the afternoon with introductions & drinks along with selection of costume accessories (think tutus, hats, masks) and/or makeup (think glitter, sequins) to wear during the day (if desired).

We will discuss how costumes have developed into an art form & lifestyle in many a…

Kaki's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    (Up to 2 beers per guest)
  • Equipment
    (To borrow for the day)
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Sun., May 16
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$43 per person

Meet your host, Kaki

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 17 Reviews
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As a resident of the artistic Bywater neighborhood & a frequenter of the City’s many festivals, I’ve become known for my extensive wig selection, handmade costumes, elaborate makeup, & glitter techniques such that my friends call me "the Queen of New Orleans." I love dressing up, but a costume is only complete with the right comradery & cocktails. I love sharing my enthusiasm for the City by showing newcomers the local watering holes, discussing the costume culture that has erupted amidst the festivals & been perfected by local artists, & explaining that "you can never have enough wigs."
As a resident of the artistic Bywater neighborhood & a frequenter of the City’s many festivals, I’ve become known for my extensive wig selection, handmade costumes, elaborate makeup, & glitter techniques such that my friends call me "the Queen of New Orleans." I love dressing up, but a costume is only complete with the right comradery & cocktails. I love sharing my enthusiasm for the City by showing newcomers the local watering holes, discussing the costume culture that has erupted amidst the fe…
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Where you'll be

Our first stop is at a small, locally owned costume store hidden in the Marigny neighborhood. From there, we will travel to a nearby favorite neighborhood bar for locals. After, I try to mold the rest of the adventure to the interests of my guests (while staying true to the name of the experience). Most of the experience takes place outside due to COVID.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 17 reviews.

Amanda
April 2021
If you're looking for a fun, non-touristy experience this is PERFECT! Kaki is a local with tons of knowledge and great suggestions for other activities and food. Kaki is super friendly and welcoming. One of the best Airbnb experiences I've done!
If you're looking for a fun, non-touristy experience this is PERFECT! Kaki is a local with tons of knowledge and great suggestions for other activities and food. Kaki is super frie…
Heather
February 2020
If you can only pick one experience this is the one to pick! Kaki goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and is a expert planner. By the time you're done with you're experience not only will you have found some amazing places that you would most likely not have found on your own, but you'll also have a friend. You can really tell she does this for the joy of giving people the best possible experience she can while visiting her city. Try on some wigs while you're there, it's fun!
If you can only pick one experience this is the one to pick! Kaki goes above and beyond to make you feel welcome and is a expert planner. By the time you're done with you're exper…
Kathlyn
February 2020
The tour was great! Kaki was awesome and very personable! She took us to markets that we would have never known about and we all bought some awesome things. She was more than happy to let us stop in at any store we wanted, she pointed us to some great vintage stores! Learned some very interesting history tidbits that made the tour all the more worth it!
The tour was great! Kaki was awesome and very personable! She took us to markets that we would have never known about and we all bought some awesome things. She was more than happy…
Bob
February 2020
Best tour we have had! Fun, interesting, great neighborhoods, and we were friends by the end of the afternoon! Can not recommend highly enough!
Rebekah
June 2019
This tour was amazing! After a weekend of being unsure where to go and what to order this tour was a perfect structured afternoon that was perfect for our party.
Lucy
June 2019
Kaki is super friendly and nice. She was able to accommodate the tour according to my interests and needs. I had a lot of fun. The tour is totally worth the price.

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 21 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Drivers License/Valid Identification (21+)

Money for Additional Purchases (Recommended, but not Required)